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Cordovaa 
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Subject: New Computer, need input, other than its overboard, i know this already..... links included
So I'm building a new computer, and have my eye's on some some parts just looking for input general input on the computer.... other than its overboard, I already know that.

Mother Board
ASRock X58 Supercomputer LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=X58%20SuperCompuTer

Processor
Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Bloomfield 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601975
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115212

Processor Fan
Ultra ChillTEC 939/AM2/AM3/775/1366 Thermal Electric CPU Cooler
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4387079&SRCCODE=GOOGLEBASE&cm_mmc_o=VRqCjC7BBTkwCjCECjCE


Video Cards (already have, in current computer)
ATI Radeon™ HD 4870
ATI Radeon™ HD 4870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115212


Hard Drives(Already Owned)
Western Digital Caviar Black Desktop Hard Drives: 1 TB, SATA 3 Gb/s, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
Western Digital Caviar Black Desktop Hard Drives: 1 TB, SATA 3 Gb/s, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
Western Digital Caviar Black Desktop Hard Drives: 1 TB, SATA 3 Gb/s, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
Western Digital Caviar Black Desktop Hard Drives: 1 TB, SATA 3 Gb/s, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM

DVD/Blue-ray player/burner
Pioneer Blue-ray burner
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/655432-REG/Pioneer_BDR_205BKS_BDR_205_Internal_Blu_ray_Burner.html#specifications

DVD Burner(already owned)
some LG dvd burner that's sata and works well

Power Supply(s)
Currently own a black widow 850w but will need to upgrade, unsure yet on which yet

RAM
I'm wanting the ddr3-1600MHz but unsure yet which to buy

Operating System
Windows 7 64Bit


why so much?
A: I can
B: I'm working with many different Graphic intensive programs, and rendering programs (mostly the autodesk suit, and Zbrush) and I want less lag, and lower render times
C: I can

 

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Subject: New Computer, need input, other than its overboard, i know this already..... links included
did you read all the comments on the newegg site? They are usually pretty good.

 

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Cordovaa 
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Subject: New Computer, need input, other than its overboard, i know this already..... links included
ive gotten mixed results after reading them

 

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Subject: New Computer, need input, other than its overboard, i know this already..... links included
I'm not going to comment on specific components because I don't want to do your research for you.

But 2 general comments:
* Just get an i7 920, save yourself $800. Buying a brand new processor when it JUST comes out is retarded. You're flushing money down the toilet. Wait 3-5 months and the price will come down.

i7 920 = 4 cores @ 2.66 ghz, $200 (MicroCenter)
i7 975 = 6 cores @ 3.3 ghz, $970 (NewEgg)

Buy the first one, spend $50 on a nice cooler, overclock it, see similar results in processing power.

* All this money on a ridiculous PC and no SSD? Very, very sad.

 

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Cordovaa 
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Subject: New Computer, need input, other than its overboard, i know this already..... links included
im actually waiting till the first few weeks of april after they announce the i7 6core to buy the quad core

 

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oh right, that 975 is only 4 cores. I was reading about the 975 6 core the other day.

Even more of a waste to spend the cash on it!

 

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Subject: New Computer, need input, other than its overboard, i know this already..... links included
+1

 

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